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PBS
Jan 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
to another nightmare for the dreamliner appeared in another of the boeing 787's is being cancelled, this time to break problems occurred this is the third incident in two days. it has raised safety worries about the aircraft. here's a report from new york. >> in grounded, the 787 dreamliner was bound for it had to be sent back to the gate -- bound for tokyo. it had to be sent back to the gate because of the problem with the brakes. on tuesday, a fuel leak caused japan airlines to cancel take off of one of its 787 jets in boston. a day earlier at the same airport, a battery pack caught fire on an empty plain. speaking of the battery incident, boeing said it is cooperating with the relevant safety authorities and before providing more detail, we will give our technical teams the time they need to do a thorough job and ensure we are dealing with facts, not speculation. boeing's stock price fell on the news after years -- and after years of delays, the dreamliner went into operation in late 2011. now some question how safe is the 787. >> it is something the ntsb will take a very careful look at.
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
now, the boeing 787 is not exactly living the dream. it instead after years of delays, the most technologically advanced airliner has hit some bumps. monday, a fire ignited on board the airplane in boston, and there's been an oily, problems with the brake system, and a cracked a cockpit window. today it was announced the faa would review the airplane, but the authorities stress their belief in its safety. are these just bumps to the road or part of a big problem? joining me earlier, i spoke with paul, who is an expert in aviation. thank you very much for coming in. there is a mixed message from the u.s. regulators. they say the airplane is safe, but they are reviewing its safety. what do you make of that? >> i think the faa wants to assure the public this airplane has met the standards. they're putting together a team to look at it. none of these events look connected. any new aircraft faces these kinds of problems often. when the 777 was introduced, it had problems. it has flown 17 years without a fatality. the 1-380 had cracks in its wings, a very serious on contained engine f
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